October 2019

The 5th Annual U.S. Media Literacy Week has passed and what a week it was! I am so impressed and proud of our community in the U.S. and beyond. For me, Media Literacy Week represents all that is great about this community. With 267 partners, this year's efforts were the biggest yet. I urge you to visit Twitter and check out #MediaLitWk to see all the energy and activity happening around the world. Our kick off event in Detroit and our follow up event in NYC at Reuters were inspiring opportunities to see teens engage in important discussions about media literacy, journalism and civic engagement. Check out some pictures below.
There are too many highlights from the week to share them all. Here are some that stood out to me from our partners:

PBS Learning Media released two videos that were filmed at NAMLE's national conference in D.C. in June. Check out " What does media literacy mean to you? " and " 5 Components of Media Literacy." You'll likely see some friendly familiar faces!

Our partners at MediaWise released a new video featuring MediaWise Ambassador Ingrid Nilsen. Check out this video where she fact checks the online wellness community.

Read Renee Hobbs' blog post " Media Literacy Against Foreign Interference in Elections," in which she discusses the newly passed SHIELD ACT ( Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy).

And definitely take some time to check out all the amazing work from our partners in Australia.

Please share your MLW memories with us at medialiteracyweek@namle.net.

And now for the moment you are waiting for....drumroll please....
Save the date for Media Literacy Week 2020!

Finally, thank you to our volunteers, partners, and everyone that participated in making U.S. Media Literacy Week a huge success.*

Special thank you to our sponsors Trend Micro, Facebook, Britannica, Thomson Reuters, and Crispin, Porter and Bogusky for their support.
Me and Donnell taking a moment to sit during MLW!
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin's signature
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin 
Executive Director
*Below is a list of upcoming activities happening around the country as part of U.S. Media Literacy Week. Global Media and Information Week continues through October 31.

Free Spirit West Lab- Media Literacy Week
Free Spirit Media
28 – 31 October 2019
Chicago, IL [ learn more ]

HoopsHigh Media Literacy Week
Free Spirit Media
28 – 31 October 2019
Chicago, IL [ learn more ]

Media Literacy Week at Hillbrook!
Hillbrook School
28 – 31 October 2019
Los Gatos, CA [ learn more ]

Be a part of The New Scene
Albany Public Library
22 October 2019
Albany, NY [ learn more ]

Beyond “Fake News”: Digging into Media Literacy and Cognitive Bias
University of Maine
4 November 2019
Orono, ME [ learn more ]

Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
8-9 November 2019
Providence, RI [ learn more ]

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